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Sunday, February 12 at 9 p.m. – Rubin Carter's Hurricane

(Rochester, NY) – After more than 19 years behind bars, Rubin Carter was exonerated when a federal judge declared the witness "unbelievable" and the trial racially charged. But beforehand, Carter had become deeply embittered. Eventually, as chronicled in his 2010 spiritual memoir, he came to realize that feeling victimized robbed him further of his freedom. In Rubin Carter's Hurricane, airing Sunday, Febraury 12 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, we hear how he transcended the "inner prison" of hatred, self-hatred, and playing "the victim". Recorded at age 74, Carter advocates on behalf of other prisoners who were wrongly convicted, an incarcerated population estimated to number in the tens of thousands in the United States..

Pictured: Rubin Carter
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